The Diesel & Heavy Equipment programs provide an opportunity for students to learn techniques and develop skills necessary for them to acquire
a job or to advance in a job as a diesel/ heavy equipment technician or a related field. This program is intended to give students basic
knowledge with actual hand-on activities.
Helping students understand how to apply theory to an actual on-the-job situation and helping them gain the confidence to take on larger and
more complex tasks and be successful are important to the mission of the Diesel & Heavy Equipment program. The program also strives to partner
with the community to meet the needs of local business and industry. Specialized training is developed on request and as time permits, in order
to help employees improve their skills.
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There are three program options for Diesel Technology/Heavy Equipment Maintenance. The two Associate of Applied Science Degree options require
68 credits over 4 recommended semesters. The Diesel Technology Certificate requires 35-36 credits over multiple recommended semesters.
Notes: Students must receive a "C" or better grade in all Technology and Industry prefix courses (AUTO, DESL, INDM, TECH, and WELD) in
order to receive the Diesel Technology/Heavy Equipment Maintenance Associate of Applied Science or Diesel Technology Certificate.
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to
see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course
descriptions not listed below.